IDP executive director Alisa Wellek is quoted in this March 29, 2016 article about the human toll of laws that impose harsh immigration consequences on non-citizens with criminal convictions.
“For the most part most people (coming out of prison) are going to be deportable,” the Immigrant Defense Project’s Alisa Wellek said. While the criminal justice system sees some nuance in terms of length of sentence, maximum or minimum security classification and merit of release, the immigration system makes no such distinctions.
With few exceptions, everyone who does prison time is eligible for deportation.
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